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Welcome to OU Emergency Preparedness

The University of Oklahoma is committed to the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors on its campus. In order to support that commitment, OU has thoroughly reviewed its emergency operations plans and mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery procedures relevant to natural, technological and human-caused disasters.

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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness month and here at the University of Oklahoma we are dedicated to the safety of all our students, staff, faculty, and guests! To help ensure the safety of every individual on our campus we take the time to review and revise our emergency plans, to provide trainings and education, and to continually evolve with our ever changing OU community. 

But what if you aren’t on OU’s campus when a disaster happens? Do you have a personal emergency plan? The time to prepare is before a disaster strikes!  

Here are some tips to prepare you and your family for when a disaster hits.

1. Have a plan and make sure every member of your family knows the plan. Have drills a couple times a year to keep the plan fresh on everyone’s mind! 

2. Each family member needs a go bag with enough food and water for three days. Don’t forget important items and documents such as medication and birth certificates. Also, don’t forget your furry family members! Have food and water for pets as well.

3. Take a basic first aid class or other training to help you be ready in the event of emergency.

Here are some resources to help you be prepared for all sorts of emergencies whether they are catastrophic or minor.

https://www.ready.gov/september

https://www.ready.gov/

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/national-preparedness-month.html

http://www.ou.edu/emergencypreparedness

And always remember: Be prepared, not scared! 

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